740.00119 Council/12–445

Memorandum by the Secretary of State of a Conversation With the British Minister ( Wright )

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As to the inclusion of China, the Secretary stated that we are at present communicating with the Soviet regarding matters affecting China and that we have not felt that China should be advised at every stage of the negotiations; they have not asked it and do not expect it, China’s greatest hope lies in the possibility of agreement between the U. S., Great Britain and the Soviet Union, and therefore China would not offer complaint. That being true, there would be no reason for including France.

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